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How Hummingbird Got Fire

I love the hummingbird. It is such a beautiful bird, graceful and seemingly fragile. But that fragility is deceptive. Hummingbirds are strong-willed and powerful creatures. The Ohlone people of California tell the story of how the hummingbird brought fire to heal the world after the waters of the ocean buried the land under the sea.…

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What Is EMDR? How It Heals and Who It Helps

EMDR is one of the therapeutic tools I use when working with clients who have experienced a traumatic life event. It is an accelerated information processing modality. EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. In my practice, I use tapping or pulsars as my preferred method. My clients tend to prefer this method. Francine…

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Healing Methods

“Tell me what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” — Mary Oliver We sometimes feel the weight of our experiences as a burden too difficult to carry. Some pain in our early or recent memory causes a deep wound. It may be the profound pain of trauma or…

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Intro to Holistic Therapy: We Have What We Need To Be Whole

Holistic therapy is a positive, life-affirming psychology in service to the soul. At this very moment, you know the path to your own personal fulfillment, but how do you get from where you are to where you want to be? Holistic therapy teaches us that we all have everything we need inside of us to…

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How to Be Happy in Love Relationships With Lawyers (And Other High Achievers)

Lawyers value the fine art of argumentation. Their legal training focuses on creating powerful arguments to “win the case.” They learn to speak their minds, and to listen to another’s position only as much as necessary to effectively refute it. While this particular skill may create successful lawyers in the courtroom, in romantic relationships it…

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